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When iTunes accounts intermingle: How to separate the data

A reader wants to help her loss-prone boss keep his data backed up for restoring to his string of new phones.

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How to eject a disk properly on OS X

New to the Mac? Don't just yank that flash drive out! Here's how to eject a disk the right way.

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How to disable mouse and keyboard low-battery warnings (you can’t)

The eternal verities: death, taxes, and OS X's low-battery warning for Bluetooth mouses and keyboards.

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How to get a Mac laptop's headphone jack to work reliably

A reader writes in with a common problem with MacBooks of all vintages related to audio output.

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When AirPort base stations don't appear over Ethernet

A reader can't configure his network with an Ethernet-only connection.

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How to adjust your Mac display’s resolution settings

The lowdown on how resolution settings work on the Mac.

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How can you exit a group Messages chat?

What happens when you're roped into a group chat that you want to exit? You've got a couple of options.

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How to delete apps on your Mac

New to the Mac? Removing an app from your computer is easier than you think.

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How to edit PDFs when switching from Windows

A reader switching to OS X wants advice on working with PDFs.

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How to change your Mac's default Web browser and email app

Sick of Safari and Mail? Changing your default browser and email client on OS X is easy.

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A primer in Profile Manager: Turn on Profile Manager

How to set up and manage devices using OS X Server’s Profile Manager service.

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Is it sensible to combine backup types on a single drive?

A reader wants to add clones to his Time Machine backup drive.

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A primer in Profile Manager: Set up Open Directory

The last major step before turning on Profile Manager is turning on Server's Open Directory service so that you can centrally manage network user accounts.

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What to do when Firefox won't quit, and does Apple read crash feedback?

A reader wonders if it's worth informing Apple about application crashes after Firefox repeatedly fails him.